The billion dollar question everyone gets to ask every second of each day is whi is better Lionel Messi? Or Christiano Ronaldo? This very question has led to arguments and people loosing bets as to which of the two is better than the other. In some cases, people have been beaten up and maybe killed just because they mentioned one was better than the other. The love and passion for soccer could lead any fan beyond limitations of actions.
Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo have been on a H2H for the past 7 years not just for their personal titles but also aiding their countries as well as clubs head towards victory.
2017/2018 all Competitions Statistics of Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo:
- Goals Scored- 8
- Assists- 1
- Apps- 7
- Goals Scored- 3
- Assists- 0
- Apps- 3
If we look into an overview from the past 7 years, you would see that Lionel Messi happens to be much more superior with the Champions League performances of both. Facts be faced, Lionel Messi is actually the highest goal scorer of the Champions League archives with Christiano Ronaldo coming second place with just a total of 72 goals in the competition.
LIONEL MESSI vs. CHRISTIANO RONALDO (NET WORTH)
The present Net worth of FC Barcelona star, Lionel Messi is set at $350 million and happens to be the world’s second highest paid footballer of all time at £500,000 on a weekly basis with Carlos Tevez of the Shanghai Shenhua being the world’s highest paid footballer. Lionel Messi extended his contract with Barcelona to 2021 with his annually pay at £26.4 million a year after the removal of tax which is to say he is worth around £50 million a year to FC Barcelona taking into account 52% tax set at the Spanish rate.
The Fc Barcelona star has a contract with world class designers, Adidas where he gets to be the face of the world’s second biggest sports branding company with his earnings at $40 million a year and aside from this contract, the star has other endorsements with other companies and brands with only Christiano Ronaldo being as close to upstaging Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi features endorsements with the likes of Adidas, Pepsi, EA sports, Samsung and many other brands putting him as the highest paid footballer with a huge salary take home annually summing up the over $24 million yearly deal with Adidas and a rough estimate of about $8 million involving other endorsement contracts. Summarizing his total yearly take home, it is set at $70 million for the Barcelona star which ranks him the world’s second highest earner in football.
Christiano Ronaldo on the other hand has an enormous existence both on the football pitch as well as on social media with him recording over 110 million followers which happen to make him the most followed amongst all sportsmen in the world.
Christiano Ronaldo has his Net worth set at $450 million. Well from this, we see Christiano Ronaldo as the world’s most paid footballer of all time with his earnings at £15 million a year ($21.5 million) annually after the deduction of his taxes with only Lionel Messi being the only one to contest with his annually income from club games.
In terms of endorsements, Christiano Ronaldo happens to be the world’s most endorsed footballer with big deals with brands like Nike set at £14.1 million a year ($21 million) amongst other endorsements. The Portuguese star also has his very own brand we all know as ‘CR7’ which focuses on clothing and accessories such as shoes and more alongside an $80 million worth of ‘CR7’ hotelling projects located in 4 different cities of the world.
SALARY HISTORY OF CHRISTIANO RONALDO
|TIMELINE||CLUBS & CONTRACTS||WEEKLY||YEARLY|
|Nov. 2016||Christiano Ronaldo signed an extended contract with Real Madrid which would be keeping him with the club till 2021/22||£365,000 after the removal of tax||£21 million after the removal of tax|
|Sept. 2013||Christiano Ronaldo signed an extended 5 year contract with Real Madrid which made him the highest paid player.||£288,000 after the removal of tax||£15 million after the removal of tax|
|July 2009||Christiano Ronaldo signed to join Real Madrid £80 million fee with a 25% increase annually to £556,000 per week for his last year.||£183,000 after the removal of tax||£9.5 million after the removal of tax|
|June 2007||In this year, Christiano Ronaldo’s had a last contract extension with Manchester United with the signing of a 5 year deal worth £120,000 set for a weekly basis.||£120,000 after the removal of tax||£6 million after the removal of tax|
|August 2003||Christiano Ronaldo got signed into Manchester United in the summer of the year from Sporting Braga on a 5 year contract6 deal worth £35,000 a week||£35,000 after the removal of tax||£1.8 million after the removal of tax|
LIONEL MESSI vs CHRISTIANO RONALDO (SKILLS)
Lionel Messi happens to be very much of a left footer and does his finishing touches on the ball with the left foot. In a case of a one on one challenge, Lionel Messi does exceptionally well no matter how aggressive the attack of the goalkeeper is towards him which makes it difficult to find flaws in the stars finishing touch.
Christiano Ronaldo on the other hand focuses on power advancement unlike Lionel Messi, the Real Madrid star is right footed but also sometimes does his finishing using left which happens to be his weaker side though all of his goals and records in the archives of the players history speaks for itself.
The FC Barcelona star, Lionel Messi scores more with his left foot than his head even though in 2009 he happened to have used a header to score the second goal of the match against Manchester United. Christiano Ronaldo on the other hand has no fear as he scores more goals with headers. When you talk of the air waves, Ronaldo has this one as Messi is not the air but ground person.